February 2nd, 2011
Happy Groundhog's Day everyone!!! 8)
Punxsutawney Phil didn't see his shadow, so apparently Spring's going to come early.
In celebration, I'm purchasing a 1990 VW Golf today.
The bad bit: It's front wheel drive. The interior could use some work. It needs a radio, too.
The good: It's a little over a ton, seats 5, goes like a bat out of hell, and it has a manual transmission -- that makes it the first of my cars to have one.
|Date:||February 2nd, 2011 07:55 pm (UTC)|| |
number of cars > number of people = number of cats
Not actually the case since the van is likely to become a lawsuit.
All Golfs are FWD though... And manual transmission is the only way to go. You want to drive the car, not have it drive you...
Yeah -- it was a compromise. I don't like the idea of a FWD, but it was cheap, available, and about as good as it gets for FWD.
I don't totally agree with the manual transmission. My MR2 is an automatic as it happens, but you get three real gears + overdrive out of it, so you can do all the shifting you really need to -- when you're about to go up a big hill or you want to slow down a bit.
My dad has Tiptronic in his car.. but it's not the same. A real driver's car has a floor shift manual, with a clutch pedal. None of this auto or semi-auto stuff ;)
You lose the relationship with the experience that way...
Isn't it technically Kami's car? :p. You should bring it to game night sometime so I can check it out.
Not at all. I'm buying it. She'll just get to drive it.
Anyway, it ended up not working out, but it's probably a good thing.
Too bad! Maybe you can get her a cooler one then.